mercedes-cope-250Fans of The Raleigh hotel in Miami Beach, the perfect place to be during MBFWSwim, are the happiest during this family reunion for the swimswear industry.
As you can imagine, the elegant hotel is trasformed in an open-air runaway, with poolside sponsor’s cabanas everywhere (Ipanema and Pandora ring your bells?!) stunning models to die for lounging on the chairs and specially wrapped Mercedes C-Classes tricked out by ten differents designers, ready to be road snapped (and tested!) around the corner on Collins Avenue.
You can lunch at Michael Schwartz restaurant or you can spend the sunset time sipping cocktails in the sand oasis between the shows, but whatever you prefer, please be prepared to wear your best high heels, a great jeweled caftain and the biggest hat you have. This is a fashion scene and some daring approach is required, as well as a real tan and some crazy tattoos in the right spot.

My fav designers this year are 6ShoreRoad by Pooja, the most elegant resort collection, full of amazing silhouette friendly dresses for any body type and a series of precious and colorful swimsuit; Aquaclara by Liliana Villalobos with structured bustier and retrò waist high shorts wich, together with stylish necklines, enhance the figure of real women; Aquarella Swimwear, think electric sport fabrics and the new best bandeau bikini in town and Mia Marcelle, an exuberanth and sexy swim collection full of strategic details and trasparent beach robes, who opened the runaway with live musicians on Michael Jackson’s songs.

As you can see there are many ways to toast the tenth birthday of The Mercedes Fashion Benz Swim week in Miami Beach…Cheers!